Wilko Johnson cancels final two shows

Wilko Johnson has cancelled the final two shows of his farewell tour. The two sold-out shows were due to take place at the Oysterfleet Hotel on Canvey Island on Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1. Johnson, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer before Christmas, recently told Uncut editor Allan Jones that he anticipated having to cancel dates on the farewell tour if his condition became too difficult to manage.

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Wilko Johnson has cancelled the final two shows of his farewell tour.

The two sold-out shows were due to take place at the Oysterfleet Hotel on Canvey Island on Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1.

Johnson, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer before Christmas, recently told Uncut editor Allan Jones that he anticipated having to cancel dates on the farewell tour if his condition became too difficult to manage.

“Obviously I hope I’ll be fit enough to do [the tour],” he said. “I’m not going onstage ill. I don’t want people to see me like that. But I’ve got every reason to hope I’ll be fit to do those dates.”

Johnson’s final gig was a guest spot with Madness at the BBC on Saturday, March 22, to mark the closure of BBC Television Centre in Shepherd’s Bush, London.

Johnson joined them for “Madness”. The BBC are streaming the show on the iPlayer until the end of the week.

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